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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> gunshots fly just a short distance from a synagogue, hitting two teenagers. here from neighbors as the police search for the shooter. plus, the trial begins tomorrow for the man charged in the boston marathon bombing. >> carl lewis through that thing
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down. >> and remembering the sports anchor who brought his own style and personality to espn and the world. how local fans are paying tribute to stuart scott. we'll have all those stories any moment, but we have breaking news from college park. university of maryland police are searching for the gunman in a home invasion that took place off cap is on potomac avenue, not far from the berwyn heights police department. the victim inside the home handed over personal belongings to the robbers and nobody was hurt. turning to the weather, big changes in the forecast as we head into the work week. it was a gloomy weekend with the rain, and get ready for some bone chilling temperatures this weekend a chance of snowflakes. eileen whelan has the forecast. >> a lot to talk about, and the
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colder weather is the main weather story as well as the gusty wind. the temperatures are still not that cold. the cold front slid through, but it will take time for the colder air to settle in. 54 degrees at reagan national, 48 gaithersburg and dulles, 36 in elkins, west virginia. it will take probably until the overnight for the cold air to settle in, but the wind is howling, anywhere from 25, 35 miles per hour. orton's berg, west virginia, and passed our reporting wind gusts of 47. overnight, clearing skies, the temperatures ranging from 35 to 40 degrees, but with the wind it will feel more like the 20's. overall, when bn colder as a lot of us get back to work and school tomorrow, light snow possible tuesday, then the arctic blast by the middle of the week. a lot to talk about in the seven-day forecast that i will share from the belfort furniture weather center coming up. >> the snow and wind creating
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treacherous conditions in other parts of the country. in kansas city, dozens of accidents were reported overnight. in some states, the temperature is expected to plunge to 15 to 20 degrees below zero. virginia police are looking for the hit and run driver that ran into a man in stafford county. investigators say a man was struck using a crosswalk near barffrafferton boulevard. the police believe the car had damage to its right front passenger side and mirror. two teenagers never mated to a party at a synagogue in greenbelt, shot just a short distance away from the synagogue. tonight, the police are searching for the shooter. tom roussey has the reaction from neighbors. >> kimberly, they are shocked.
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they're a late last night, there was a party going on at this synagogue. the two teenagers were walking towards it when they heard a fight. a short time later, they were both shot. >> it sounded like fireworks. i've heard that in the past, so i have not bought anything about it. >> it was only later she learned they were gunshots. two teenagers were hit. this nearby resident said he heard an argument. >> i heard several shots. >> greenbelt police say the teenagers were walking to a party at the synagogue. it had generated a lot of buzz on twitter. a 19-year-old victim from lanham ran to the synagogue after being shot in the back and an ambulance took him to the hospital. a 15-year-old was taken to the hospital by relatives.
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the synagogue said they had rented their building to an outside group. >> they are such good people over there. >> mishkha torah says they have changed their policy that allow them to write to outside groups. it has been recognized as a national historic landmark. >> i have lived in this location since 1989. >> have you ever heard of a shooting right here? >> never, never. >> all of this happened on regent road, the historic part of greenbelt. the two teenaged victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. they also say the teenagers could not provide a description of whoever it was who shot them. tom roussey, abc 7 news. >> thank you, tom. elections getting -- jury selection is getting ready to
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begin in the trial of busting marathon bombing suspects dzhokhar tsarnaev. 12 people will decide the fate of dzhokhar tsarnaev. the boston marathon bombing killed three people and wounded over 260. if convicted, he could face the death penalty. a memorial service will be held tomorrow afternoon in sterling for a yoga instructor found dead in mexico. he was found a name out in his area south of mexico city where he had gone missing during a hike four days ago. best gators believe that he tripped and hit his head on a rock. hari simran's family plans to create a foundation in his honor. d.c. mayor muriel bowser made her first national appearance, joining d.c. police chief cathy lanier and the d.c. school counselor on "meet the press," discussing what is next in getting the law that legalizes
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small amounts of marijuana enforced. >> we will explore every option. the chief can be very clear with officers what is legal in the district and what is not. >> in november, d.c. voters approve the marijuana initiative by nearly a two to one margin. more than 1000 people -- more than 100 people will be sleeping elsewhere after a fire at the morningside apartments. firefighters had to rescue three women and three dogs, two of the women going to the hospital for smoke inhalation. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. u.s. park police are investigating if wet roadways played a role in a crash on rock creek parkway. for reasons unknown right now, a woman drove off the road this afternoon and crashed into the shallow water. she managed to get out of the
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car and stand on her roof until rescuers reached her. she was taken to the hospital for observation. tuesday, former virginia governor bob o'donnell will be sentence on federal corruption charges. the jury convicted him and his wife in september. maureen mcdonnell will be sentenced next month. attorneys for bob mcdonnell want them -- one him to be sentenced to community service, but prosecutors are asking for 10 to 12 ears in prison. jeff goldberg will be in richmond for tuesday's sentencing. more than 10 dozen people lined new york city streets today to pay their final respects to a slain police officer. detective liu was laid to rest today two weeks after he and his partner were shot to death in an ambush in brooklyn. the ad been a police officer seven years. among those painter be it, new york city -- among those paying
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tribute, new york city mayor bill de blasio. >> he was everything we aspire to be. we lost two individuals who were showing us the way. >> as the mayor spoke him hundreds of new york city police officers turned their backs. but he officers are upset with him for supporting demonstrators who took to the streets to protest what they call police brutality. the nba and nfl were just some of the professional sports organizations paying tribute today too late espn sports anchor stuart scott. the 49-year-old father of two died this morning after a long battle with cancer. today we are hearing from local sports fans about the man who graced tv screens for decades. jay is live in the newsroom with the reaction. >> stuart scott redefined the way sportscasters tell stories and did so with undeniable flair and candor. >> yes! >> these are the moments in
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sports that capture our hearts. but tonight, fans watching an nfl playoff game were also thinking about someone behind the microphone. >> it's a great loss to sports to espn. >> our colleague, friend, and our inspiration stuart scott passed away earlier today. >> stuart scott died sunday morning following a seven-year battle with cancer. >> i cried this morning. >> scott was far more than a sportscaster. he was a pioneer, a prolific wordsmith, with a style never seen before and a swagger he never apologized for. >> the brother who strides upcourt like this after bringing down the house. >> he was true to himself and true to his profession. he had a lot of passion. >> despite cancer treatment, he attended the espys in july where he was honored, his words once again resonating beyond the
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playing field. >> would you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. you beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live. >> sunday, the president legends of sports paid their respects with statements and texts. and an old friend, rich eisen said goodbye on air. >> i love this man. i still love this man. the fact he has passed away is absolutely mind-boggling and tragedy. >> stuart scott leaves behind two teenage daughters. he was 49 years old. jay korff, abc 7 news. >> coming up -- an american health care worker is being monitored for signs of ebola. what doctors are saying about how the worker was exposed. and president obama is not the
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only one dealing with challenges when the new congress convenes. learn
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>> family members of the victims of air asia are marking one week since the plane crashed off the coast of indonesia. search teams believe many of the victims will be found trapped inside the fuselage. 162 people were on board the airplane when it crashed. so far, nearly three dozen bodies have been recovered. an american health care worker who faced high risk exposure to ebola in sierra leone is undergoing observation at nebraska medical center's biocontainment unit. the patient will remain under monitoring for 21 days. president obama is back in
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washington following his two week vacation in hawaii. the first family arrive today. the president's schedule removes with a meeting with the mexican president tuesday. that is also the day the new republican-led congress convenes. when that happens, house speaker john boehner will face a challenge from the tea party. a texas representative says he will run against john boehner for house speaker. he said that voters made clear they want change in november. republicans increase their majority in the house and senate. john boehner is expected to remain as speaker. let's check with eileen for the winter he forecast. >> hard to believe that we are talking about that after today. the high today, it was really incredible. 60's across the board, 65 in southern maryland, lexington park, 66, virginia, fort
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belvoir, and 66 in d.c. at the roots charter school. really unbelievably mild air. the average this time of year is 43. this time tomorrow, temperatures will probably be about 30 degrees colder than today and we will have a good bit of wind. something that could definitely make it feel colder. the temperatures right now still not all that cold. 54 downtown, into the 40's further to the west. elkins, west virginia, is sitting at 36. it will take a little time for the colder air to fill-in, but nonetheless, wind gusts of 25 to 30 miles per hour. a wind gust in martinsburg, 47 miles per hour. 54 degrees here, but the colder air filling in. tomorrow morning, temperatures in the 30's.
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with the wind, it will feel more like the 20's. make sure that the kids are bundled up. all of the precipitation has moved off to the east. a good bit of cloud cover moving overhead right now. after that cycle, we clear in the colder air will settle in on the back end of the system. this is just the first cold front moving in. we have another one tuesday assuring in even colder air. tonight, clearing skies. tomorrow morning 30 to 40 degrees, cold, but not terribly cold when you put in perspective. breezy and colder tomorrow, 35 to 40, but feeling like please with gusty wind. tomorrow morning at 7 a.m., when the kids are at the bus stop, prepare them for temperatures in the 20's. that is what it will feel like. even through the day with sunshine, the wind will make the temperatures feel like only into the upper 20's, near 30 degrees. i guess it will not be all that
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cold in perspective because another cold front is moving in tuesday. that i think may bring a few snow showers, especially early tuesday morning. the ground temperature will beginning cold enough that we may see a little dusting especially north of d.c. straddling the mason-dixon line. blustery conditions wednesday 29 the high. 23 thursday. teens overnight lows, single digits in the suburbs. i'm hoping maybe if anyone got some new winter gear for christmas, time to pull it out. >> a cold front, then another cold front. >> double whammy. >> a tough day for the sports world today. >> stuart scott inspiration to young journalists all over. the sportscaster may lift some spirits. the caps are like butter because they are on a roll like now. and to call tony romo carwash
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because he is automatic today.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> did not look too good for the cowboys early on in the wild-card matchup but they remained as cool as the other side of the pillow. the lions lead, then the cowboys score. 20-14 lions. over eight minutes to go, some controversy, matthew stafford rolls down field. anthony hitchens called for pass interference, so the lions would have the ball in field goal range. but the officials pick up the flag. the replay, hitchens does not make a play on the ball. the lines would eventually punt, dallas gets the ball back, and with over two minutes to go,
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tony romo dances around in the pocket, game-winning touchdown. some happy campers, jerry jones, governor chris christie, all happy. they play green bay next sunday. >> i thought tony did a fantastic job. he is is physically and mentally tough a guy as i have been around. he demonstrated that today. the touchdown was outstanding. big time, big-time nfl throw at a critical moment. over the course of the second half, made the big plays at the end. >> afc wild-card colts-bengals. jeremy hill rumbles in. the end zone dance. that was the only height for the bengals all day. andrew luck takes the handoff, throw come off his back foot, booyah! 36 yard touchdown.
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the colts win. they will face the broncos next weekend. the bengals, don't have to go home, but you have to get the heck out of here. >> we are not on the field at the same time, but i have a lot of respect for what he does, what he still does. it's amazing for he is a stud, but i worry about the denver defense. i hate to compare games from last year to this year. the playoffs, at the end of the day, that's good if you win. >> if you saw the capitals, it is no doubt that alex ovechkin wanted to send a message to the panthers goalie, treating him like a dog, telling him to sit and stay after a nasty collision. late in the second, tied at 2-2, fires the wrist. scores the third goal of the season. 3-2 caps. in the third, four-to caps, the shot on goal. braden holtby makes the save on his stomach. check out the replay.
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holtby sprawled out, the lanes on his back. better to be lucky. -- the puck lanes on his back. and as we mentioned earlier in the broadcast, a sad day of the sports world. longtime espn personality and sports anchor stuart scott lost his battle to cancer today at the age of 49 full stop he had fought cancer since 2007 but remain dedicated to his craft even during chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. fans and players around the country today observed a moment of silence including the bengals-colts nfl game, the mavs-cavs basketball game. he leaves behind two daughters. women's hoops, george washington and dayton. gw with the lead. dayton needs the three to tie it. it's the back of the rim.
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like gravy on a biscuit. it's all good. they win. and a final note -- the women back in action tomorrow night, finishing a five-game road trip. he will be facing republicans. called in the windex man because he likes to clean the glass. how many did i get? >> i think i counted eight. you are good. and so was he. still ahead, the weekend box office.
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>> the final installment of "the hobbit" remains at the top of the box office for a third straight week, earning nearly $22 million this weekend. it's awesome, if you have not seen it, robert. second was "into the woods" followed by "unbroken." a lot of we thought our cable internet
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like the 20's. when gus between 25 and 30 miles per hour. --wind gusts between 25 and 30 miles per hour. topping into the 20's the middle of the week.
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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> words of praise and a final farewell for a new york city police officer. chuck sievers and shows how the law enforcement community paid their last respects to officer liu. >> a wall of blue closed round a fallen comrade. shoulder by shoulder by the thousands, under gray skies. office

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